Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

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media-13960.jpeg UPL 13960 This photo of J R accompanied an article in the Sunday, May 21, 1944 edition of the Fort Collins Express-Courier. The article is titled: "John R. Leach Now Missing"

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Object Number - UPL 13960 - This photo of J R accompanied an article in the Sunday, May 21, 1944 edition of the Fort Collins Express-Courier. The article is titled: "John R....

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The Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial lies near Neupré in Belgium, it is one of three American Cemeteries in Belgium, along with Flanders Field (First World War) and Henri-Chappelle. The site contains the headstones of 5,322 military dead, many who fell during the Ardennes Offensive in winter 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944- January 1945. An additional 1,722 names are commemorated on the Wall of Missing. Three fifths of the fallen honoured at the Ardennes American Cemetery belong to airmen. A vast stone memorial chapel overlooks the site, emblazoned with an American Eagle, marble maps inside the chapel outline combat and supply activities during the Ardennes campaign.



The site was liberated by the 1st Infantry Division in September 1944, a temporary cemetery was established in February 1945. Following the war the site was chosen as a permanent cemetery, the Graves Registration Service oversaw the reinterment of remains. The American Battle Monuments Commision, who own and maintain the site oversaw the design by Reinhard, Hofmeister and Walquist and landscaping by Richard K Webel. The Ardennes American Cemetery was dedicated in 1960.



http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/ardennes-american-cemet…

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Alonzo P Adams
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32096955 / O-791271
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39398025
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17119025 / O-765218
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722981
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17037959
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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